Promotional film for Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine made circa 1955 by John A. Maurer, and assisted directed by Margaret Conneely.
Run time 12 minutes 17 secondsSponsor Loyola University Medical CenterAudio/Visual sound, color
Narrator William B. Rich, M.D. takes the viewer on a tour of what student life is like, providing facts about the school over footage of the application process, student facilities, observation and hands on experience in the operating room. bedside learning, and graduation. There is an emphasis on doctor and patient communication and sensitivity when patients are experiencing fears and anxiety.
From Chicago Film Archives' Margaret Conneely Collection
October 1, 2012
More Like 1970
A moderately informative film about medical school that actually dates to about 1970 (the muttonchops era). This was right at the beginning of the huge wave of applicants that would swell the ratio of applicants to acceptances to nearly 5 to 1 in just a few years. That one interviewee in the process of an interview looks as stiff as a board. They never mention scribe notes which by this time was a lifesaver.
If you're squeamish don't view this because there is an open chest with a beating heart right there for all to see.
Loyola Stritch looks like a fairly typical small or medium size med school at that time.